THE AMERICAS: Friendship Affirmed

Without pausing after his flying tour of European capitals, Dean Acheson last week began a six-day visit to the principal cities of Brazil. The first U.S. Secretary of State to visit South America in four years, he was there to reassure Brazilians that the U.S., in its preoccupation with the problems of Europe and Asia, has not forgotten its friendship with the world's largest republic.

For his busy guest, President Vargas staged a handsome welcome. At one state dinner in the Foreign Ministry's old-world Itamarati Palace, 120 select guests promenaded past swans in a lagoon bordered by tall royal palms. In...

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